This episode is dedicated to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. In this episode we delve into not only the symbols of the text (you’re welcome AP and Honors English students), but also into the backstory of why Fitzgerald might not have been so great himself.
If you want to drink along, the recipe is below:
Southern French 75
- Champagne of choice
- Good quality lemonade
- Gin (as always we prefer Seersucker)
Mix about 4 oz of champagne with a shot of gin and lemonade to sweeten. Keep a bottle of champagne on the side to pop when you’ve finished your first drink.
Our sources for this episode:
- And So We Read On by Maureen Corrigan
- Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of the Great Gatsby by Sarah Churchwell
- Beloved Infidel by Sheilah Graham (this one is out of print. We got ours on Abebooks.com)
- Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin by Marion Meade
- Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
- A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
- Zelda by Nancy Milford
- Once Again to Zelda Once Again to Zelda by Marlene Wagman-Geller